Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump Cabinet choices face second week of Senate hearings

3:00 am Jan. 17, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday begins a second round of confirmation hearings on President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration, as Democrats will again try to knock one of those nominees off stride, just days before Mr. Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States.

If you are looking for one nominee who might attract the most attention this week from Senate Democrats, that could be Rep. Tom Price


Now for the details – Republicans move to forge Obamacare replacement

4:16 pm Jan. 15, 2017

With quick action by the House and Senate in the first two weeks of this year to approve a budget outline allowing for expedited action on plans to repeal chunks of the Obama health law, now comes the much more difficult part for Republicans, forging legislation that will not only get to President Trump’s desk – but also work for the American people.

“This resolution gives us the tools we need


Trump pick for Defense Secretary takes hard line on Russia

10:47 am Jan. 12, 2017

In his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate, retired Marine General James Mattis said he had stark concerns about Russia, directly labeling that country an adversary of America, and accusing Russian leader Vladimir Putin of having one main goal with regards to the United States.

“The most important thing is that we recognize the reality of what we deal with, with Mr. Putin, and we recognize that he is trying to